- Feb 27, 2019
Had this come up for debate last night in practice. who covers 2nd with a ball straight up the middle. it's an easy decision when the ball is clearly right or left of center. My initial thoughts were the faster player our SS in this case should go out for the ball. alternative was stated that 2nd should go out because SS can keep eyes on the play without turn her back to it. ( you could argue that need for vision would be situational and warrant adjustment based on base runners. After further thought, I think I like running it like a throw from the catcher and SS cover and second coming through deeper and going to cut. how do you all do it and why.